Advent….never undone

You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.

Gen. 50:20

This old world word turned new and coming alive in me

By now we are walking deeper …deeper into Advent

lets keep walking shall we…

We fight hard when you do not see and understand

the blindness of not knowing causes us to fight relentlessly

Have you ever noticed that the people & things that try you the most are the very people and things that causes you to grow in patience the most if only you will choose to rest in the perfect test and choose peace?

That resting and choosing come only from a knowing

that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM

He works it all out so that we can stand to say and glorify His name

to proclaim  “ ALL IS GRACE! “

ADVENT – the coming one who comes to make all that evil has slung at us into shining stars raising and praising the One who hung for us

Ann asks and will you join in answering as we continue week two

When have you seen God take what was torn and turn it into a gift?

What evils are you experiencing now that you need God to transform into something good?

In what areas of your life do you feel like you’re coming unraveled? What would it feel like to have your heavenly Father slip a robe of righteousness over your shoulders?

Poem

OH world that is spiraling down

I have see you throw some doozies

loss of loved ones…one right after another

a miscarriage of pain and dismay

ripping jobs from hands of both in the home in just a short time span

tearing close friendships away through misunderstanding and silence

drowning whole lives in flood

hospitalization for infection

and when all that hits in a 2 year time frame

its easy to think you have been forsaken and birthed for burden

until you see HIM lacing love and kindness and goodness

like a beautiful patch work quilt

laces of healthy baby boy born

of angel nurses who see need and act in kindness

rebuilding of life and friendships

hope restored and firm footing of Christ

How can we not think He can do it again

God weave your loving hands into the ring hand man

edge out mistrust and being gruff

and cause gentle encouragement to come in

perhaps I mirror ….will you change me too?

I will called those things that are not as though they were

tongues full of love live here

a band of arms safely holding

a grand standing together in knowing

we are for and never against

all inside the arms of HIM

who holds us and in that we understand

it will all work out for GOOD

that’s what He does

takes what is intended to tear us apart

and uses it to take us where we belong

deep inside His heart

 

Starla

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